The Chronicles of the Underrated: Angie Stone


In every genre of music, there are three big tiers of artists. The top tiers of artists are those that are commercially/relatively commercially successful and often beloved or at least respected by critics. The bottom tiers are those who have been unable to make it and generally are loathed by critics. Then there’s that middle…

Album Short Take: Angie Stone, Rich Girl


Introduction Traditionally a “Brent Faulkner” review is full-fledged details analyzing the musical specifics. Ordinarily I would pick apart Ms. Angie Stone‘s album for every mishap and compelling nuance.  Well, ‘change’ is good…sometimes.  Actually, not putting down one of my favorite neo-soul divas that never got her just do (only gold certified albums two her name), but Stone has lost some of…

New Release Overload! TOO MUCH TO LISTEN TO THIS WK!!!


So folks we are firmly planted in the busiest release season of the year. As a music lover, critic, and musician, I am in ‘heaven’ with all the new music being presented and OVERWHELMED to listen/review it all! While my list of listening is slimming down some, save for a few albums left behind (sorry…